2008 Saturn Vue Owner's Manual

2008 Saturn Vue owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Saturn
Model:
Vue
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
2.51 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Saturn VUE BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Head Restraints
6
Front Seats
8
Manual Seats
8
Seat Height Adjuster
9
Power Seat
9
Manual Lumbar
10
Heated Seats
10
Reclining Seatbacks
11
Passenger Folding Seatback
14
Rear Seats
16
Split Folding Rear Seat
16
Safety Belts
18
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
18
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
23
Lap-Shoulder Belt
31
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
36
Safety Belt Extender
36
Child Restraints
37
Older Children
37
Infants and Young Children
40
Child Restraint Systems
43
Where to Put the Restraint
45
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
47
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
53
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
55
Airbag System
59
Where Are the Airbags?
62
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
65
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
67
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
67
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
68
Passenger Sensing System
69
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
74
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
74
Restraint System Check
76
Checking the Restraint Systems
76
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
77
Features and Controls
79
Keys
81
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
82
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
83
Remote Vehicle Start
85
Doors and Locks
87
Door Locks
87
Power Door Locks
87
Delayed Locking
87
Automatic Door Lock
87
Automatic Door Unlock
88
Rear Door Security Locks
88
Lockout Protection
88
Liftgate
89
Windows
90
Power Windows
91
Sun Visors
92
Theft-Deterrent Systems
92
Content Theft-Deterrent
92
Electronic Immobilizer
94
Electronic Immobilizer Operation
94
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
96
New Vehicle Break-In
96
Ignition Positions
96
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
97
Starting the Engine
98
Engine Coolant Heater
99
Automatic Transmission Operation (Base)
100
Automatic Transmission Operation (Uplevel)
103
Parking Brake
106
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission)
107
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
109
Parking Over Things That Burn
109
Engine Exhaust
110
Running the Vehicle While Parked
110
Mirrors
111
Manual Rearview Mirror
111
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
111
Outside Power Mirrors
112
Outside Convex Mirror
112
OnStar® System
113
Universal Home Remote System
116
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With One Triangular LED)
117
Storage Areas
121
Glove Box
121
Cupholders
122
Instrument Panel Storage
122
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
122
Front Storage Area
122
Center Console Storage
123
Luggage Carrier
124
Rear Seat Armrest
125
Convenience Net
125
Cargo Cover
125
Cargo Tie Downs
126
Cargo Management System
126
Sunroof
127
Instrument Panel
129
Instrument Panel Overview
132
Hazard Warning Flashers
134
Horn
134
Tilt Wheel
134
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
135
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
135
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
136
Flash-to-Pass
136
Windshield Wipers
136
Rainsense™ II Wipers
137
Windshield Washer
138
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
139
Cruise Control
139
Exterior Lamps
142
Wiper Activated Headlamps
142
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
143
Automatic Headlamp System
143
Fog Lamps
144
Instrument Panel Brightness
144
Dome Lamp
145
Entry Lighting
145
Reading Lamps
145
Battery Run-Down Protection
145
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
146
Climate Controls
147
Climate Control System
147
Automatic Climate Control System
151
Outlet Adjustment
156
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
156
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
158
Instrument Panel Cluster
159
Speedometer and Odometer
160
Trip Odometer
160
Tachometer
160
Safety Belt Reminders
160
Airbag Readiness Light
161
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
162
Charging System Light
164
Brake System Warning Light
165
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
165
Speed Sensitive Power Steering (SSPS) Warning Light
166
Traction Control System (TCS) Warning Light
167
Electronic Stability Program Indicator Light
167
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
168
Tire Pressure Light
168
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
169
Oil Pressure Light
171
Low Oil Level Light
172
Change Engine Oil Light
172
Security Light
172
Fog Lamp Light
173
Cruise Control Light
173
Reduced Engine Power Light
173
Highbeam On Light
174
Low Washer Fluid Warning Light
174
All-Wheel Drive Disabled Light
174
Gate Ajar Light
174
Door Ajar Light
175
Service Vehicle Soon Light
175
Fuel Gage
175
Low Fuel Warning Light
176
Driver Information Center (DIC)
177
DIC Operation and Displays
177
DIC Compass
178
Audio System(s)
180
Setting the Clock
181
Radio(s)
183
Using an MP3
192
XM Radio Messages
196
Navigation/Radio System
197
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
198
Radio Reception
198
Fixed Mast Antenna
199
XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System
199
Driving Your Vehicle
201
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
202
Driving Your Vehicle
202
Driver Behavior
202
Driving Environment
202
Vehicle Design
203
Defensive Driving
203
Drunk Driving
204
Control of a Vehicle
204
Braking
205
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
206
Braking in Emergencies
206
Traction Control System (TCS)
207
Electronic Stability Program
208
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System
210
Steering
210
Off-Road Recovery
213
Passing
213
Loss of Control
213
Off-Road Driving
215
Driving at Night
227
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
228
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
229
Highway Hypnosis
229
Hill and Mountain Roads
230
Winter Driving
231
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
234
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
235
Loading Your Vehicle
235
Towing
241
Towing Your Vehicle
241
Recreational Vehicle Towing
241
Towing a Trailer
244
Service and Appearance Care
255
Service
257
Accessories and Modifications
257
California Proposition 65 Warning
258
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
258
Doing Your Own Service Work
258
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
259
Fuel
259
Gasoline Octane
260
Gasoline Specifications
260
California Fuel
260
Additives
261
Fuels in Foreign Countries
261
Filling the Tank
262
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
264
Checking Things Under the Hood
264
Hood Release
265
Engine Compartment Overview
266
Engine Oil
269
Engine Oil Life System
272
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
274
Automatic Transmission Fluid
276
Engine Coolant
276
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
279
Engine Overheating
279
Cooling System
281
Power Steering Fluid
285
Windshield Washer Fluid
286
Brakes
287
Battery
290
Jump Starting
291
All-Wheel Drive
295
Headlamp Aiming
297
Bulb Replacement
300
Halogen Bulbs
300
Headlamps
300
Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
301
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
302
License Plate Lamp
303
Replacement Bulbs
303
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
304
Tires
305
Tire Sidewall Labeling
306
Tire Terminology and Definitions
309
Inflation - Tire Pressure
312
High-Speed Operation
313
Tire Pressure Monitor System
314
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
316
Tire Inspection and Rotation
319
When It Is Time for New Tires
321
Buying New Tires
322
Different Size Tires and Wheels
324
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
324
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
326
Wheel Replacement
327
Tire Chains
328
If a Tire Goes Flat
329
Changing a Flat Tire
330
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
331
Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
333
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
339
Compact Spare Tire
340
Appearance Care
341
Interior Cleaning
341
Fabric/Carpet
342
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
343
Care of Safety Belts
343
Weatherstrips
343
Washing Your Vehicle
344
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
344
Finish Care
344
Windshield and Wiper Blades
345
Aluminum Wheels
346
Tires
346
Sheet Metal Damage
347
Finish Damage
347
Underbody Maintenance
347
Chemical Paint Spotting
347
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
348
Vehicle Identification
349
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
349
Service Parts Identification Label
349
Electrical System
350
Add-On Electrical Equipment
350
Windshield Wiper Fuses
350
Power Windows and Other Power Options
350
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
351
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
351
Underhood Fuse Block
354
Capacities and Specifications
358
Maintenance Schedule
361
Maintenance Schedule
362
Introduction
362
Maintenance Requirements
362
Your Vehicle and the Environment
362
Using the Maintenance Schedule
362
Scheduled Maintenance
363
Additional Required Services
366
Maintenance Footnotes
368
Owner Checks and Services
369
At Each Fuel Fill
370
At Least Once a Month
370
At Least Once a Year
371
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
373
Maintenance Replacement Parts
375
Engine Drive Belt Routing
376
Maintenance Record
378
Customer Assistance Information
381
Customer Assistance and Information
382
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
382
Online Owner Center
384
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
385
Customer Assistance Offices
386
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
386
Roadside Assistance Program
387
Scheduling Service Appointments
389
Courtesy Transportation
389
Collision Damage Repair
391
Reporting Safety Defects
394
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
394
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
394
Reporting Safety Defects to Saturn
394
Service Publications Ordering Information
395
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
396
Event Data Recorders
396
OnStar®
397
Navigation System
397
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
397
Index
399

FAQ about the 2008 Saturn Vue Manual

What contains the 2008 Vue manual?

The Saturn Vue owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Saturn to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Saturn Vue. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Saturn Vue 2008 owner's manual:

  • Best practice for driving your Saturn Vue
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Saturn Vue owners can do

Where to download the 2008 Saturn Vue Owners Manual?

The Saturn Vue owner manual for the 2008 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Saturn Vue year 2008 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2008 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Saturn Vue (2008) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2008 is available in English.

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